Monday, February 25, 2008

Egg-less Salad Sandwich

How about a lunch post for a change? Today I made some egg-less salad for eating throughout the week. Egg-less salad tastes just like the non-vegan version I am used to, only the guilt of animal cruelty doesn't come along with it!!

For the salad, I drained one package of firm tofu and crumbled it into a large bowl. To the tofu I added 2 ribs of diced celery, 1 large diced shallot (onion would work too), 2 medium sized diced dill pickles, about 1 Tbs of dijon mustard and enough vegan mayo to make it creamy. Add some salt and pepper to taste and a dash of turmeric to make it yellow and mix it all together, then refrigerate to marry the flavors.

Yes, that is white bread that you see. I know it's so not healthy, but I think egg salad and tuna salad tastes so much better on white bread. And notice that I added some "health" with the spinach leaves you see peeking out of there.

This really is such a delicious sandwich filling, you won't miss the eggs at all. The only thing I might do differently next time I make this is use extra firm tofu instead. The tofu was a bit mushy, and not much like the consistency of eggs. I'd have to try it with extra firm though to know if that would be the fix.

5 comments:

Jenny said...

Oh, extra firm, what a good idea! I've made it with firm, and I like it, but I agree with you that it is a bit mushy. I think I will try extra-firm. I make mine almost exactly the way you make yours!

By the way, the FYH mozarella is good, it does taste like mozarella, but needs a little bit of coaxing to melt (read: high heat)!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I used to love egg salad... your version not only sounds delicious, but it looks really good too :o).

carrie said...

jenny - if you get around to trying extra firm before I do, let me know how it goes. And, thanks for the tip on the mozz. I'll have to try it soon.

CCV- thanks for stopping by!! And thanks for the nice complements.

The Dalai Mama said...

I HAVE to make the egg-less salad sometime. HAVE to.

keeta said...

I LOVE eggless egg salad! I think I could eat it for lunch everyday. I've been enjoying it immensely lately stuffed into a whole-wheat pita (from Trader Joe's). I thought the pita was going to be stiff and overly healthy tasting, but it's soft and delicious! I'm having a love affair with egg-less salad and pita right now. ;)